Monday, April 1, 2013

Alcohol found in Georgian-made cola from Putin's residence

01.04.2013 (Hvino News) Russia's Rospotrebnadzor consumers' rights watchdog discovered considerable level of alcohol in Georgian-produced Coca-Cola, according to Interfax agency.

The level of alcohol in cola probably is not regulated by Georgian state norms, Rospotrebnadzor's spokesperson commented, and maybe is caused by effects of local spring water used in production, or other production processes.

Journalists discovered Georgian-made Coca-Cola in the press-room of  President Vladimir Putin's residence on March 14. Coca-Cola produced in Georgia and discovered at Putin's residence was sent to Rospotrebnadzor for checking. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on March 14 that one bottle of the Georgian-made coke was sent to Gennady Onishchenko "for safety’s sake."

Temur Chkonia, owner of Coca-Cola Bottlers Georgia, stated earlier in his interview to Georgian newspaper Rezonansi, that his product was purchased specially for the Russian president.

Earlier in March Rospotrebnadzor allowed almost 40 Georgian wine producers to import their products to Russia. Moscow imposed a ban on wine and mineral water imports from Georgia in 2006, citing quality concerns. At the time, Moscow-Tbilisi ties were strained because of Georgia's closer relations with West. Import of Georgian-produced Coca Cola to Russia has never been forbidden.

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